I had some olives and a pork chop leftover (from separate meals) and was looking for something to use them up. So I came up with this simple dish of mushrooms with garlic, tomatoes and olives and a pan fried pork chop. Great for a quick midweek meal as the whole thing just takes 15 minutes. Continue reading “Pork chop with garlic mushrooms and olives”
Sea Bass with Tomato and Olive Spaghetti
What am I going to have for tea tonight? That’s a question that takes up a lot of my time. For inspiration I’ll grab a few books and flick through them or trawl recipe websites hoping something jumps out of the screen. But often the best inspiration is my own memory of a dish I’ve eaten somewhere. This sea bass dish is my version of a restaurant dish I had at Sea Breezes on Skye. They used crushed tatties but I’ve done it with spaghetti for a slightly more mediterranean feel. Continue reading “Sea Bass with Tomato and Olive Spaghetti”
Homemade tapenade on freshly baked bread
Here I go with another holiday inspired post! Don’t worry I’m sure I’ll get sick of these soon and return to normal service.
One of my favourite things that I brought back from Nice (part 2 of that report is coming soon by the way) was two jars of tapenade. Now I love anchovies, olives and capers and will happily take any opportunity to combine the three in some kind of food. Be that in pasta sauce or on top of pizza. Mushing them all up in a paste to spread on toast? That’s definitely a concept I can get into. Continue reading “Homemade tapenade on freshly baked bread”
I’m starting to get really excited about our upcoming holidays. I’ve wanted to go to the south of France for ages and in a few weeks we’ll be heading off to Nice for a week of living it up on the Riviera. There’s been a lot of time spent drooling over descriptions of restaurants in guidebooks and on TripAdvisor while I imagine all the delicious local specialities I’m going to gorge on. One speciality I don’t have to wait to try as I have a recipe for i already – Pissaladiere.
This is yet another Stephane Reynaud inspired dish. Sorry if you’re getting bored with me referring to him all the time but his books are fantastic. Continue reading “Pissaladiere”
I was in the Brewdog bar at the weekend. There’s a full blog post about that on the way but it gave me a good idea for dinner. Instead of the normal bar food options they serves cheese and meat boards full of sliced salami, various cheese, oatcakes, olives, chutneys and a sliced baguette.
It looks great but I’m not the biggest cheese fan in the world and we opted for a break elsewhere for dinner before returning for more beer. Fast forward to Monday though and the Brewdog platter had given me some inspiration for an easy but delicious dinner. Continue reading “Mediterranean platter”